Over time, the effects of the environment, gravity, and age begin to form wrinkles, folds, and loose, thin skin. These signs of aging are especially troublesome when they appear on your face. Fortunately, dermatologists have many facial treatments available for the treatment of facial folds, wrinkles, and reduction of collagen in the skin.
Botox is a well-known injectable that works by temporarily paralyzing the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. The effects of a Botox treatment are best used for treating fine lines and wrinkles between the brows and near the eyes, and can be expected to last for approximately three months.
If you’re looking for a temporary reduction in the appearance of frown lines between the eyebrows, Dysport may be the best facial injectable for you. Dysport contains less protein than Botox, and as a result, typically has results that last longer—up to a year for some people.
Made from a naturally occurring substance, Juvederm is a gel injectable best used for wrinkles and folds. In addition, Juvederm is biocompatible, meaning your body will naturally absorb it after approximately six to nine months. Because Juvederm is biosynthesized, it cannot cause allergic reactions.
Radiesse, like Juvederm, is biocompatible and synthetic. The chemical makeup of Radiesse triggers collagen to form around it, increasing facial volume and reducing the appearance of moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles. The results from Radiesse can last as long as two years.
Restylane is a clear liquid gel that contains natural sugar to reduce wrinkles for six or more months. The non-animal based, biodegradable product in Restylane effectively treats folds and wrinkles near the nose, mouth, and eyes.
Utilizing Sculptra can increase the thickness and fullness of your skin by stimulating the production of new collagen. If you have lost facial fullness with age, Sculptra can help fill in hollow or sunken areas of your face, as well as skin folds. Results of Sculptra last approximately two years.
Meet with one of the experienced dermatologists of Altman Dermatology to discuss which of our facial injectables will best suit your needs. Call us today at (847) 305-1189 to schedule your appointment.